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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

628 Ratings
Ratings: 628
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 87,395
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 18
Bottles: 7
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States
phone: (616) 776-1195

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @foundersbrewing

Notes:
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
Non-smoking Indoors, huge front porch for smoking. (heated winter room coming!)
Much larger room, with huge 25-seat custom mahogany bar.
Expanded Deli Menu and Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-11pm
Store: 12pm-8pm
Live Music Thursdays and Saturdays featuring Stage, House PA and Sound
Pool Table, Real Dart Board, and Shuffleboard.

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Reviews by coldmeat23:
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coldmeat23

Oklahoma

4.28/5  rDev -6.3%

Stopped in here on 4-22-09 on the way to DLD '09.
Let me start by saying that Founder's is rapidly becoming one of my favorite breweries. I love most everything that I can get my hands on from them. It's probably a good thing that they aren't available here, locally. I'd have lots of good beer, but I'd be broke.

When we arrived I was initially overwhelmed at the number of people who were there. It's a Wednesday night. Wow. I quickly realized that Wednesday is mug night. If you have a mug with them, you get discounts on your brews. Then it all made sense.
I quickly realized that all of these people are here drinking 'good' craft beer. Not a macro in the place. These people are enjoying their brews, also. They're discussing them with their friends. (I think I'm in heaven.)

We tried two different sandwiches, which were both very good. Good quality meats and cheeses on excellent breads. Very tasty.

Their pricing was found to be quite reasonable, on food and brews, alike. The food menu was quite interesting, also. I wish I had the time and/or appetite to try more items. Oh, well, next time.

We sat at the bar and the bartenders were very helpful and knowledgeable and friendly. We were offered, several times, to have sample pour tastes of anything we'd like to try. These were not necessary, because I knew what I wanted to drink, but it was appreciated.
I'd been watching their tap menu, online for a couple of weeks prior to going and had hopes for certain beers to try. Between this and some BA threads I'd heard that KBS, Maple Mountain Brown, and CBS were all off the menu. This meant that the Imperial Bourbon Barrel Stout was my one hope for trying. When I got there, I was ecstatic to find that all four were on tap that night.

This was a trip that was hours out of my way and it proved to be well worth it. I can't wait to go again. Hopefully next year, around DLD, if not before.

05-01-2009 21:42:23 | More by coldmeat23
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jimmygord

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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Good spot. Great beer. Wish I wasn't there on a week night. Friendly staff. Looks like a great place to spend an Autumn day. Fireplaces blazing outside, delicious beer inside. The choices in the gift shop were dizzying. Very reasonably priced. Def a great destination.

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.